Midhurst/December 30, 2016 –
Bad weather and poor driving conditions, combined
with high waste volumes over the holidays, have been impacting waste collection
services in the County of Simcoe.
Service providers have been struggling
to keep pace, and as a result, a limited number of residents in the County have
gone without garbage or recycling collection.
be advised that crews will be working Saturday, December 31 in the Alcona
area, mainly north of Innisfil Beach Road, to collect garbage, organics
and recycling in order to alleviate some of the backlogged volume before the
regularly scheduled collection on Monday, January 2. If you live in this area,
please have your garbage, organics, and recyclables curbside by 7 a.m.
All residents are reminded that waste
must be curbside by 7 a.m. and, during this busy time, collections may occur as
late as 8 p.m. Visit simcoe.ca
for more information.
Residents can also contact the County
of Simcoe call centre at 1-866-893-9300 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The call
centre is closed Monday, January 2, 2017.
County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen
member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents
in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities
of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.
Director, Corporate Communications
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-726-9300 ext. 1035